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Idaho Insurance Agent Sentenced for Mishandling Funds
A licensed insurance producer from Emmett, Idaho, has been sentenced for misappropriation of fiduciary funds. Casandara H. Aune admitted to receiving cash for a client’s premium payment but reportedly did not apply the payment to the client’s account. Aune admitted …

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2020 6:00 AM
Black Woman, County Settle New Mexico Profiling Lawsuit for $100K
New Mexico’s largest county has reached a racial profiling settlement with a black woman who was stopped by deputies three times in less than a month but never cited. Bernalillo County and Sherese Crawford reached a $100,000 settlement agreement in …

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2020 6:00 AM
Parents of Oregon Man Who Died in Fire File $6M Suit
The parents of a man who died in a fire in Portland, Ore., have filed a nearly $6 million lawsuit against the apartment owners and the man accused of setting the fire. Batool and Ali Alhaji have filed a lawsuit …

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2020 6:00 AM
Ohio Megachurch Ex-Pastor Settles Lawsuit Alleging Sex Abuse
A confidential settlement was reached in a former Ohio megachurch pastor’s lawsuit alleging televangelist Ernest Angley sexually abused and harassed him over a decade, starting in 2004. The allegations by Brock Miller, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, included that Angley …

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2020 6:00 AM
Missouri School District Sued for $2.4M Over Girl’s Arrest
A woman whose daughter was wrongfully arrested at a middle school is suing the Columbia school district and police department. Kandas Holmes-Barnes is seeking a total of $2.4 million from the Columbia Public Schools and the Columbia Police Department after …

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2020 6:00 AM
Fort Lauderdale Fined $1.8M by Florida Officials After Multiple Sewage Spills
The state of Florida is fining the city of Fort Lauderdale $1.8 million for a series of massive sewage spills that have sent sent toxic sewage onto streets and into waterways since December. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection sent …

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2020 5:53 AM
Colorado County Will Screen Insurers for Fossil Fuel Investments
“We have front row seats,” said Elise Jones, a Boulder County commissioner. Jones along with two other commissioners oversees government affairs in the Colorado county of 330,000 or so at the base of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Her …

POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2020 8:31 PM
Usage-Based Insurance Pioneer Metromile Now Offering Its Technology as Claims Tool
Now that most major carriers are selling usage-based car insurance, one of the pioneers in that sector is selling its technology to other carriers as a claims management tool. San Francisco-based Metromile announced that Tokio Marine Holdings had deployed a …

POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2020 6:11 PM
Bills in Congress, States Seek to Curb Litigation Funding
Lawmakers in three states and in Congress have introduced bills to impose more controls on litigation funding companies, which insurers contend are one of the factors leading to an increase in “nuclear verdicts” that have pushed up claims costs and …

POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2020 5:58 PM
Think Tank Urges Flood Insurance Program to Stop Enabling Building in High Risk Areas
The threat of sea-level rise should force policymakers to rethink policies that encourage development in flood-prone regions. One place to start is with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), according to the Washington, D.C. free market think tank R Street. …

POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2020 5:39 PM

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